Ten years ago the term “on-boarding” was not even a common corporate expression. Today it is gaining acceptance as a common part of “HR vocabulary,” but it should be a mutually understood term by employees and HR representatives. More importantly, it should be embraced by top management, especially for executive, management, and professional level positions.
But what is on-boarding? It is simply a process to assist the transition of new employees into an organization. Below we will share more details about on-boarding, including the objectives, the primary orientation activities, and how to use orientation to create a great “first impression”.
The objective of the process may vary somewhat by company. For professionals, managers and executives the objectives are typically to:
Most companies have good orientation programs. A solid orientation program is one part of a comprehensive on-boarding plan. The primary activities are to:
Most companies have good orientation programs. A solid orientation program is one part of a comprehensive on- boarding plan. The primary activities are to: